​​Rady Children's Hospital NICU​​​

The 54-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego provides Level 4 care, the highest designation available by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Our NICU is a major referral center for the most critically ill newborns, many of whom suffer from severe heart and lung conditions or are born extremely premature. Expert care is provided by the Neonatology Division of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego.​

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For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks our Neonatology program among the nation’s best in its “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition.​


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Designed for the best possible care and comfort, our NICU has homelike private and semi-private rooms to help parents bond with their newborns. The rooms are equipped with specially designed chairs, which enable all our infants to have skin-to-skin contact with mom and dad.

Rady Children’s opperates NICUs in five additional hospitals throughout the region. Learn more here. 

Additionally, our physicians staff the NICU at UC San Diego Medical Center.​

In the News

    MURRIETA: Rady Partnership Delivering for Rancho Springs, The Press Enterprise, features Richard Song, M.​D
        New Program at Rady Aims to Prevent Brain Injury in Infants, U-T San Diego​

        Related Specialties

        1. Maternal-Fetal Medicine (San Diego Perinatal Center)
        2. Pediatric Surgery
        3. Rady Children’s Hospital Emergency Transport (CHET)​

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